Lord Bracadale appointed Surveillance Commissioner in Scotland

25 Jul


A vacancy for a Surveillance Commissioner in Scotland has been filled by the appointment of the Rt Hon Lord Bracadale.

The Office of Surveillance Commissioners is responsible for overseeing the use of covert surveillance by designated public authorities based in the UK, https://osc.independent.gov.uk/

Lord Bracadale (Alastair Campbell) was admitted to Faculty in 1985, and took Silk in 1995. He served as Home Advocate Depute and was senior Crown Counsel at the Lockerbie trial and appeal. He was appointed a Senator in 2003 and was elevated to the Inner House in 2013.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Government said: “Surveillance Commissioners are people who have held high judicial office which provides strong assurance of independence and integrity in carrying out their functions.”